Jorge Nuñez
Jorge Nuñez
Birth Name
Jorge Núñez-Mendez
October 1, 1987
Audition City
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Jorge Núñez-Mendez (born October 1, 1987) is a Puerto Rican singer from Cidra although he spent a part of his life in Carolina, both in Puerto Rico. He was a finalist on the eighth season of the reality television series American Idol, placing 12th-13th alongside Jasmine Murray. He speaks three languages fluently, English, Spanish, and French. His musical influences include Luis Fonsi.

American IdolEdit

Núñez auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After he sang during the third semi-finals week, many people were amazed by his big voice including, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, who had stated they wanted to perform with him. He was one of the first two finalists eliminated from the Top 13.


Week # Song choice Result
Audition (Spanish)
Audition (English)
"My Way"
"What a Wonderful World"
Hollywood "Angel" Advanced
Hollywood "Get Ready" Advanced
Hollywood "Closer" Advanced
Top 36/Semi-Final 3 "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" Advanced
Top 13 "Never Can Say Goodbye" Eliminated

Season 8
Kris Allen · Adam Lambert · Danny Gokey  · Allison Iraheta · Matt Giraud · Anoop Desai · Lil Rounds · Scott MacIntyre · Megan Joy · Michael Sarver · Alexis Grace · Jorge Núñez · Jasmine Murray